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Taxonomy

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Binomial Nomenclature The system of naming organisms scientifically, developed by carolus linnaeus; consists of the genus and species name
Kingdom The highest level of taxonomic classification beneath that of the three domains
Phylum 1; The taxonomic level below kingdom and above class
class 2; the taxonomic level below phylum
Order 3
Family 4
genus 5
species 6
Cladorgram a branching diagram representing a hypothesis about the evolutionary descent of groups of organisms from a common ancestor
dichotomous key a tool used to classify an organism through a series of questions with only two possible answers
ancestry the lineage of successive parents and offspring that leads to an organism or species
Created by: jessiepowell